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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
sridenour@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Development Officer:
Stephen Fancher
sfancher@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 231

Senior Manager, Special Events & Sponsorship:
Jennifer Simms
jsimms@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Campaign and Database Officer:
Claire Ryan
cryan@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Grants Officer:
Betsy Dane
bdane@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 253

Executive & Development Assistant:
Brenda Tamm
btamm@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 538

Sarasota Opera
Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

2016-2017 Season Donor Benefits

Donors receive all benefits of their giving level, plus all benefits of lower giving levels.

$25,000 and up (Season Co-Producer)
 Photo recognition in the program book and on surtitle screens for all operas

• A private dinner party with principal artists
• All benefits listed below

$5,000 - $24,999 (Co-Producer)
 Access to the McCorkle Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Opera House
The opportunity to co-produce a different opera for each $5,000 gift increment (one opera at  $5,000, two operas at $10,000, and so on).
Photo recognition in the program book and on surtitle screens, corresponding with opera selection.
A private dinner onstage, and more!
• All benefits listed below

STAR Levels:

$3,000 - $4,999 (Benefactor)
 One McCorkle Lounge guest pass (admits two people)
Photo in the Winter Program book
• All benefits listed below

$2,000 - $2,999  (Ambassador)
Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsals of three Winter 2017 productions (
The Italian Girl in Algiers, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and The Love of Three Kings)
• Invitation to Season Announcement Event (New benefit coming in Spring of 2017)

• All benefits listed below

$1,250 - $1,999 (Regent)
Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsal of two Winter 2017 productions (The Italian Girl in Algiers,  
Dialogues of the Carmelites)
Reception in McCorkle Lounge with Principal Artists after the Artists Choice Concert
Opera Club membership membership discount*
• All benefits listed below

$500 - $1249 (Associate)
Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsal of one Winter 2016 production (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
• Invitation to lecture and Q&A conversations with Maestro Victor DeRenzi -
 New Benefit!
• All benefits listed below

$350 - $499 (Patron)
STAR Lapel Pin
Two complimentary admissions to a "Meet the Artist" program -
 New Benefit!
• All benefits listed below

$250 - $349 (Sustainer)
 Invitation to the STAR Coffee and Lecture
• All benefits listed below

$150 - $249 (Sponsor)
 Your Name Listed in the Program Book
• All benefits listed below

$75 - $149 (Donor)
 Complimentary Subscription to Sarasota Opera’s Libretto Newsletter
Invitation to the Apprentice Welcome Concert

     *Should you take advantage of the Opera Club discount, an additional $250 would not be deductible


Donate now!

Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of producing world-class opera.

For more information or to donate, please contact Sarasota Opera’s Development Department at (941) 366-8450 

Or mail your contribution to:

Sarasota Opera, Development Dept,
61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

You can make a difference! Make a secure online donation today!

The Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, acknowledges all contributions as tax-deductible less the value of any good or services received. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or visiting www.800helpfla.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Registration number CH429